Tooth Extraction

Tooth Extraction Specialist
Tooth extractions are sometimes necessary. At Capitol Square Dental, Dr. Safavian can provide the best in tooth extraction procedures from his practice in downtown Columbus, Ohio.

Tooth Extraction Q & A

Capitol Square Dental

Why would I need a tooth extraction?

The reasons for a tooth extraction can include repairing broken or decayed teeth as well as removing crowded teeth such as with wisdom teeth removal. One the major reasons for multiple tooth extractions is gum disease which can loosen severely damaged teeth. Simple extractions are performed on visible teeth and generally under local anesthesia. Surgical extraction is a more complicated procedure done on teeth which have not fully erupted or those which have broken under the gum line. Surgical extraction is most often performed under general anesthesia.

What about the pain?

Your dentist will discuss the options for anesthesia with you and leave the decision to you. General anesthesia is usually preferred when several or all your teeth need to be removed. This prevents pain in the whole body and allows you to sleep through the entire procedure. The removed teeth can then be replaced with an implant, bridge, or denture.

What should I know before my procedure?

Dental work, by and large, is risk-free. However, since some dental work may cause bacteria from your mouth to enter your bloodstream, infections are a risk to other parts of the body. Some reasons your dentist may prescribe antibiotics before and after dental surgery include:

  • If you have a hard time fighting off infections.
  • If you have a heart problem which makes it dangerous for you to get an infection.
  • If you have an impaired immune system.
  • If you have had a recent surgery.
  • If you have artificial body parts such as a knee replacement or heart valve.
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65 East State Street
Columbus, OH 43215